I think we should START Antawn and move Kobe back to SG next to Nash. That way, we still preserve Hill, MWP, Meeks and Duhon/Morris/Blake off the bench, and we can at least get proper value for Jamison. He can get wide open looks starting with our fantastic four, and I know he can score more than Darius Morris can in the starting line-up.
We are totally WASTING Antawn with these DNP games. He sacrificed to come here, when he could still be getting 5+ mil as a starting/6th man for some other teams, so we OWE it to him to find him a role. He is a defensive liability, but he has already proven to be a pretty good rebounder, passer and scorer...his skills would be maximized with the starters.
Metta could swap in to back him up at the 3, and Kobe could also cover the 3 sometimes when Metta is at the 4. Jordan Hill can swap with Metta at the 4 when Jamison is not on the court, and Hill and Pau can swap at the 5 behind Howard. Antawn needs to PLAY. He's a rythm guy, so if he is in a rythm and confident, he is a MUCH better player.
Nash + Howard + Bryant + Artest + Gasol + Jamison + Meeks - Hill - Clark = 33-31? In Playoff race but lots of work left to save season, Lakers could be biggest sports bust of all time. Phil IS NOT walking through that door! D'Antoni still won't play more than 8. Dwight Howard's FT% sinking fast. Kobe's working too hard. Pau cap trade? Clark 2 Expensive 2 keep? MWP amnesty? Projected '12-'13 Record 43-39. Most...Disappointing...Ever!